March 31, 2021
On March 19, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) <a…
Designated school officials (DSO) should remember to follow their regulatory requirement to register students no later than 30 days of the start of each session. SEVIS registration must be completed on all appropriate SEVIS records no later than 30 days after the start of each session. Prior to completing a student’s registration, you must decide if every Initial and Active F-1 and M-1 student attending your institution is eligible for SEVIS registration.
Failure to register students at the beginning of each school session jeopardizes F and M students’ nonimmigrant status.
Specifically, keep the following in mind:
For additional information about SEVIS registration, visit the Study in the States SEVIS Help Hub. Additionally, for guidance on managing student records during COVID-19, reference the Frequently Asked Questions document on ICE.gov.